Mount Gay Round Barbados Series ends with high spirits:
Bridgetown, Barbados (January 23, 2016): The 80th anniversary Mount Gay Round Barbados Series, which incorporates three days of coastal racing and headline event – the Round Barbados Race – concluded last night with a spectacular prizegiving ceremony at The Beach House, St James on the east coast of the Island.
Hundreds of competitors, guests and local dignitaries were treated to a sumptuous banquet to celebrate the success of not only the competitors who fought hard all week in the challenging conditions, but also the organisers – Barbados Cruising Club in association with Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc, and Mount Gay – and the race committee who helped make the 80th anniv…
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Clipper Race: Doldrums Duels:
(January 23, 2016; Race 7, Day 4) – The teams are trying everything to keep their boats moving as they negotiate the light, shifty winds of the Doldrums and its associated rain squalls in the Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race, Race 7 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.
Westerly team Derry~Londonderry~Doire is now in pole position with a narrow lead over GREAT Britain in second, and Garmin 10 nautical miles behind it after several changes at the front yesterday.
As the fleet passes the Solomon Islands, progress is slow with Derry~Londonderry~Doire making 3 knots in around 3 knots of wind and sweltering heat.
Despite the slow speeds, there are some battles go…
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